Introduction to Documentary, Second Edition

Introduction to Documentary, Second Edition

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This new edition of Bill Nicholsa€™s bestselling text provides an up-to-date introduction to the most important issues in documentary history and criticism. Designed for students in any field that makes use of visual evidence and persuasive strategies, Introduction to Documentary identifies the distinguishing qualities of documentary and teaches the viewer how to read documentary film. Each chapter takes up a discrete question, from qHow did documentary filmmaking get started?q to qWhy are ethical issues central to documentary filmmaking?q Carefully revised to take account of new work and trends, this volume includes information on more than 100 documentaries released since the first edition, an expanded treatment of the six documentary modes, new still images, and a greatly expanded list of distributors.This chapter assumes some general familiarity with essay writing for film. All introductory film texts cover the topic and other helpful guides to essay writing also exist. This chapter gives sharper focus to writing about documentary film, but theanbsp;...

Title:Introduction to Documentary, Second Edition
Author:Bill Nichols
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2010-12-07


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